Welcome to Coping Hearts’ website and blog.  My goal is provide you and your family the support, guidance and tools to make your experience a little easier by sharing my family’s journey receiving a Total Artificial Heart (TAH).  During our extreme time of need, I would have loved the guidance from another person’s experience so I hope this helps you.  To provide context 2,000-2,300 heart transplants are performed in the United States annually. In 2015, there were 122 heart transplants performed at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles alone, and only 17 were Total Artificial Heart procedures. As of February 2016, 9 Total Artificial Heart procedures were completed at Cedars Sinai.  Like it or not, we now are part of a unique club and have each other to support. This is for you, the patient, families of the patient and close friends.